Manual handling covers a wide range of activities and incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work – a third of all workplace injuries which include work related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders, joint and repetitive strain injuries. The nature of the load itself doesn’t matter if you have to use your muscles, then its manual handling and, well, you’re in danger.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) requires employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling. It is the employer’s duty to avoid manual handling as far as is reasonably practical and, if this cannot be done, the employer must take steps to reduce the risk of injury.
Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and regulations 10 and 13 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to provide their employees with health & safety information and training. This should be supplemented as necessary with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention, as part of the steps to reduce risk required by the regulations.
Our online manual handling training course is suitable for everyone at all levels. Teaches best practices for lifting, carrying and a host of other activities, which when carried out correctly will ensure no time is lost due to unnecessary injury.
- Modular course – can be completed at a time and pace to suit the student/employer
- Engaging video content
- Automatic certification
- Cost effective and saves time
- Learning anywhere 24/7
- Approved by RoSPA
£25 per course
For multiple purchases please phone 01462 675200 for discounted rates